The Lake of Stars festival team will be taking a year off in 2012 from producing the festival to focus on strengthening local talent and supporting local initiatives, but don't worry. Will Jameson, the Director and founder of Lake of Stars, already confirmed that the festival will defo return to the shores of Lake Malawi in 2013. In a press statement, he said: "After eight years of the festival, we have decided to take stock of our experiences in putting the festival together, and spend some time supporting local initiatives in Malawi. We also want to take time this year to incorporate the feedback from Malawians and international festival goers, artists and sponsors to help us build a bigger and better event in 2013."
The Lake of Stars festival saw record attendance in 2011 and the project has reached an audience of over 300 million people through media coverage since 2009. The 2011 festival generated a record-breaking $1.3 million dollars of local spend.